Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is a camp full of surprises. Interactive and relaxed, the eco-conscious and ephemeral tented camp is situated on the banks of the Ewaso Nyiro River within the wildlife abundant Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Safaris in Ol Pejeta give new insight into modern wildlife conservation, and owner Alex Hunter’s enthusiastic hospitality creates a unique atmosphere where nature, animal, and guest are all respected as friends.
Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is set on Ol Pejeta Conservancy’s nearly 100,000 acres in the Laikipia region of central Kenya, right along the Equator. Carefully positioned at the river’s edge are Ol Pejeta Bush Camp’s five brand new spacious tents, each of which can act as double, twin, or family rooms. Traditional and comfortable, the rooms are ecologically mindful with no permanent structures, rechargeable solar lighting, and en-suite wash basins and bucket showers heated by eco-charcoal. While well equipped, there is also a sense of adventure and exploration within their cozy confines: a feeling that manifests from the comfy bed where there are clear views of both the sunset over the plains to the west and the wildlife frolicking in the river to the east. Between the private views, the soundtrack of the wild, and the excellent hosts, this is the perfect place to rest, revive, and experience Kenya’s natural beauty with the entire family.
Guests of Ol Pejeta Bush Camp are spoiled for service and selection. Fresh coffee and bush breakfasts greet every morning and feature Head Chef James Mumo’s famous safari bread and bountiful spreads catered to each guests’ preferences. Whether enjoyed on a picnic or during a multi-course meal around the dining table, Chef Mumo produces a delightful array of salads, meat, and vegetarian dishes and particularly loves to show off his excellent curries, soups, cakes, and puddings, all prepared with ingredients directly from the Conservancy. Ol Pejeta Bush Camp owner Alex Hunter is known to host some of the most unforgettable dinner parties in Kenya, with delicious food and drink around the table and copious bush stories told around the fire.
Alex is especially passionate about opening up the safari world to young and inquiring minds, and is more than willing to accompany guests both young and old on game drives, bush walks, and fly camping under the stars within Ol Pejeta Conservancy. The Conservancy itself is a Big Five playground where professional guides are only satisfied once they have fulfilled each guest’s must-see expectation, be it lion, hyena, elephant, baboon, zebra, giraffe, impala, warthog, or antelope. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is also home to East Africa’s largest Black Rhino sanctuary where 100 Black Rhinos and three of the world’s remaining five Northern White Rhinos are protected around the clock. Receive an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse into the painstaking strides Old Pejeta continues to make in the field of conservation, not only for the Black and White Rhino, but also for the locally threatened Jackson’s Hartebeest, Grevy’s Zebra, cheetah, spotted hyenas, and chimpanzees. In fact, the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is the only place in Kenya to witness chimpanzees and remains a life-long refuge to orphaned and abused chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. Visits to each of these sanctuaries underscores the significant reinvestment in conservation and community development Ol Pejeta Bush Camp is dedicated to providing at home and abroad.Request Information